Friday 27 August 2010

Wednesday 25 August 2010

New Christmas Stamp Release!

We have just released some new polymer  Christmas stamps at Pink Gem Designs

You can see them all in the new products section here


ProMarker Singles

In addition to our multipacks of ProMarker pens we now have in stock our top 20 selection of single ProMarker pens

The top 20 colours have been carefully selected by Pink Gem Designs to complement the colours in our multipacks
The top 20 selection does not contain any of the colours found in our ProMarker sets
Please click here to see our top 20


Sunday 22 August 2010

Airbrushed Christmas Card

I have been playing with my Letrajet Air Marker System again and I am realy pleased with the results!

I cut the flower shapes with my 'Poinsettia' Shapeabilities
I stamped the snowflakes with Memento Ink 'Rich Cocoa'
I airbrushed around the shapes when they where still inside the dies with a Gold Metalic ProMarker
I also airbrushed the edges of the cardstock with the same pen
Simple but effective!
Hubby said I should have stamped the snowflakes evenly onto each petal
.......but I wanted to give the effect of them being cut from a patterened paper
He sees everything with an engineers eye even art lol!

Letrajet Air Marker
Cardblank Craftwork Cards
DP Pink Petticoat download printed onto linen card
Hero Arts 'Winters Butterfly' stamp set

Pink Gem Designs will have the Letrajet Airbrush system in stock soon!


Friday 20 August 2010

Two Lovely Awards!

I recieved 2 lovely awards today!

The first one from Angie

.........and this one from Rebekah

Please forgive me for keeping them to myself but I don't pass on awards
.........I don't like to leave anyone out!

Thank you girls for thinking of me!


Thursday 19 August 2010

A Different Christmas Card

Here is another different style card from me today
Not quite sure what the style is but I am a big admirer of Terrie Bailey's work I tried to make something with a similar feel to it
 I think I need more practice....maybe it is too neat........but I did enjoy making this

I have been playing with my 'Create a Flake' again!

Cuttlebug Swirls & Swiss Dots Embossing Folders
Card Blank Papermania
Coredinations CS
Bazzill Kraft CS
DP a mixture of downloads - Pink Petticoat, Nitwits & Sweet Shoppe
Lace, Button & Thread from Stash


Tuesday 17 August 2010

Quick Dry Embossed Christmas Card

I have been playing with my cuttlebug today and shapeabilities 'Creat a Flake 1'
I have made a quick and simple Christmas card using the dies to 'Dry Emboss' the cardstock

To dry emboss  use 'A' Plate at the bottom, 'B' Plate, Rubber mat red side up, Card stock, die emboss side face down then 'B' Plate
This way you can see where you are embossing your cardstock's your usual embossing sandwich in reverse with the 'A' still at the bottom of course
Like so.........

Card blank - Craftwork Cards
Cardstock - Coredinations


Goth Kaya

Now the grandchildren visits are's time to get down to some serious crafting lol!
I have made this with our new 'Goth Kaya' stamp

I am entering it for these challenges:-


2 Way Glue Pen & Glamour Dust
Card Blank - Craftwork Cards
DP - Pink Petticoat
EK Success Flower Punch
Ribbon From Stash


Monday 16 August 2010

More Mimi Pics

Our 3yr old grandaughter Mimi has gone home today
We live 120 miles away from her and she stayed with us for the weekend.
It was her first visit without her parents
Saturday was a bit of a washout here in worcestershire.......but yesterday was beautiful
Here are some photos from yesterday taken in the grounds of a pub restaurant where we had our lunch


Saturday 14 August 2010

Following in Grandma's Footsteps!

Our gorgeous 3 year old grandaughter Mimi is staying with us for the weekend
Here she is having her first go at stamping
I think she may follow in Grandma's footsteps don't you?


Thursday 12 August 2010

Labels 10!

The very popular Labels 10 are now back in stock at Pink Gem Designs!
I know a few of you have been waiting for these
See them here




Pink Gem Designs now has a new Trade Website!
If you own a bricks and mortar shop and would like to stock our stamps then please pay us a visit here


I am so thrilled that Julie Malcolm of Juliesinkspot will be joining us on the DT for the next three months as a guest designer
Julie gave me so much inspiration when I first began card making.......I used to marvel at her work on the Do Crafts gallery and her blog!
If you have never visited Julies blog then please take a look but don't stop at the first page there is so much on won't be dissapointed
Julies home made flowers are to die for!
We can't wait to see Julie's Pink Gem creations!


Our ProMarkers have 10% off throughout August making them a real bargain
You can see these here
There are some colouring tutorials using ProMarkers on my side bar
We also have lots of other crafting goodies on the website at very competative prices 
 Our P&P is free if you spend over £20 within the UK